Re: Has faith/religion helped your relationship?
Was raised Catholic, with a father who was attending a seminary to become a priest for a few years, was an altar boy(today's server), but I fell away after many things happened which were likely my fault and also just life, but found no discernable help from above.
If miracles happen, I think they are mostly hidden or they are graces wrongly dubbed.
I have family that does attend church regularly and they have gone through some tough marital issues as all do. They made it, but I think the people they spoke with and counseled with were more helpful than anything. I think their faith helped them to have something to hope for when hope in themselves failed them. I think they found themselves something to be passionate about without being a distraction for their commitment to their marriage.
So, I do think it helps, but in the same way that a passion for anything that doesn't harm a marriage might and also give time to forget about their problems for a time. I think combining that with a good counselor/psychologist/etc., does about the same.
One thing that religious beliefs are that a hobby is not, it's timeless and doesn't go out of style unless you let it go.
"I'm significant!! Screamed the dust speck." - Bill Watterson
"And this, too, shall pass away."